Predicting the Astros Opening Day Roster: Starting Rotation Edition

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Opening Day is officially less than two weeks away, and we’re ready to make some predictions on the Astros Opening Day roster. Some position battles are yet to be decided, but we’ll give it a shot at predicting who comes out on top. 

Houston brings a loaded lineup and pitching staff into the 2023 season, but they will be down Lance McCullers Jr. and likely Michael Brantley when the season begins. A few players will make the Opening Day roster that likely won’t be on it once LMJ and Uncle Mike return. 

Of course, some names may not make it that deserve to, either because a less talented player is kept for contractual/option purposes, or so an arm can be stretched out as a depth starter in AAA. 

First we took a look at which infielders should make the roster. Then we dove into the outfield. We broke down the two utility players that will make the roster: David Hensley and Mauricio Dubon. Now let's dive in on the six arms that will break camp in the rotation.